Thursday, February 2, 2023

Frankie Martin’s Garden Now Opens In Cottleville Outside St. Louis

Frankie Martin’s Garden is Cottleville’s eagerly awaited food and entertainment park. It opens today, July 1.

It was named in honor of Frank J. Martin, a Cottleville resident.

Brian Hardesty, a long-time restaurateur, is now the managing partner. He also holds the 9 Mile Garden position. He previously stated to SLM that “everything we learned about building & operating 9 Mile Garden has been incorporated into Frankie Martin’s Garden.” Hardesty states that the truck is open seven days a Semaine for lunch, dinner, then late at night.

This 2.74-acre site includes a food truck staging space, a 2,400-square foot beer pavilion with local craft beers, a stage to host live music, and eventually, an LED wall. There are shaded picnic tables and pergolas throughout the property, as well as a pickleball and sand volleyball court. You can even park your golf carts on the lot.

Portobello Street Tacos and Spicy Dragon Balls From Wok and Roll

From a list of 30 food trucks Hardesty assembled, the site can accommodate a maximum of 10 food trucks. On July 1, the following food trucks will be available:


  • BEAST Craft BBQ Co.
  • The Crooked Boot
  • Lion’s Choice
  • Soul Burgers


  • BEAST Craft BBQ Co.
  • The Crooked Boot
  • Daddy O’s Cheesesteaks
  • Locos Tacos
  • Sugarfire Winghaven
  • Doggie Macs by Chef B

The complex is open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight. The complex will offer lunch and dinner seven days a săptămână from 11 a.m.-2 pm and 5-9 p.m. Every day, the daily food truck lineup is posted at 10 a.m.

Frankie Martin’s entertainment schedule includes trivia on Mondays and Thursday nights as well as live musical performances on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights. There are more events in the future.

The covered beer pavilion covers 2,400 square feet and can hold up to 40 national and local brews. However, the most distinctive feature is the wine and whiskey house (reservations only), a renovated 130-year-old brick home of Frank J. Martin. He was a long-time resident of Cottleville who died in 2020. The space measures 770 square feet and has indoor seating as well as a patio outside. It can also be reserved for private events. The House, as it is being called, contains more than 230 whiskeys, and a large selection of premium wines. You can either consume them on-site or take them home.

The Cask Club is available to 18 members for $65 per month. It includes a storage lock for wine and spirits, special pricing, a bottle of whiskey from one of the signature barrel picks each season, a Cask Club drink, and a birthday toast to Frankie Martin.

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